as the Sector Education and Training Authority for the economic sub-sectors
that include primary and secondary agriculture through the Skills Development
Act of 1998.
APPLICATIONS TO OFFER SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
2018/2019 FUNDING PERIOD
AgriSETA invites all AgriSETA STAKEHOLDERSto submit applications for skills development
training in the Agricultural Sector.
Priority should be given
to the identified
SECTOR SCARCE AND CRITICAL SKILLS
applications. A comprehensive
SCARCE AND CRITICAL SKILLS
is available on the AgriSETA website (www.agriseta.co.za) under the Skills
APPLICATION PERIOD: 1 NOVEMBER 2017 TO 31 JANUARY 2018
PLEASE READ THE APPLICATION GUIDELINES BEFORE SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS
BURSARY, ARTISAN DEVELOPMENT, INTERNSHIP and LEARNERSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE
FOUNDATIONAL LEARNING PROGRAMMES (FLP) APPLICATIONS ARE INCLUDED
AS PART OF SKILLS PROGRAMMES
forms are available on our website. Please note that the application forms have been reviewed and that only those on the website will
Further, note that there is also online application
system which came into operation since 1 September
2017 and can be accessed on the AgriSETA WEBSITE, HOME Page, INDICIUM- SDF/ User logon (In Red), Online Discretionary Grant application.
For further enquiries, please contact
Mr Gerard Mamabolo on 012 - 301 5607.
Address: AgriSETA, PO Box 26024, Arcadia, PRETORIA,
hand delivered to: AgriSETA HOUSE, 529 Belvedere Street, Arcadia, PRETORIA,
Please note where the various applications are to beemailed to:
Programmes (18.1 and 18.2) 2018-2019SPapplications@agriseta.co.za
(Employed and Unemployed) 2018-2019AETapplications@agriseta.co.za
to Rural Structures 2018-2019SRSapplications@agriseta.co.za
Discretionary Grants are made
available to employees in support of workplace skills development as well as to
unemployed learners to assist them to gain access to skills development and
improve their employment opportunities and/ or to support entrepreneurship.
Preference will be given to
applications that support the
Sector Scarce and
reflected in the AgriSETA Sector Skills Plan (SSP). A comprehensive list of
Scarce and Critical Skills is available on our website under Skills Planning.
Applications should be properly
completed and all required supporting documents must be attached. Incomplete
applications and the use of wrong application forms will not be considered.
In the case of On-line
application, please upload all the required documents as well as the signature
Applications should reach AgriSETA not later than Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 16h30. No late
applications will be considered.
Application forms are available
on the AgriSETA website (www.agriseta.co.za).
There is no seperate application
form for Support to Rural Structures
(Mentorship and non-credit bearing
. Stakeholders should submit proposalsto AgriSETA outlining the details of the project e.g. who
will benefit, what will be achieved and how it will be done, how many learners
will benefit as well as a cost breakdown. Due to high volume of applications received
in the past, Support to Rural Structures project applications are limited to R400 000.00 per proposal.
Past experience has shown that the total value of applications
each year, exceeds the available discretionary funds by far. Stakeholders are
therefore encouraged to focus on actual needs when preparing applications.
AgriSETA reserves the right to lower the limit depending on the availability of
All discretionary grants are VAT zero rated.
PLEASE NOTE – DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY AGRISETA IN THE PAST, STAKEHOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO
LIMIT APPLICATIONS TO ABSOLUTE SCARCE AND CRITICAL SKILLS AS PER NSDS III.
of funds will be aligned to the AgriSETA strategic objectives with emphasis on the Sector Scarce and Critical Skills. Some of the training
interventions that preference would be given to are amongst others, but not
limited to, the following occupations/interventions:
Occupational Based Foundational Learning Programs.
Farm Manager NQF 4-5
Food Technician NQF 5
Food, Health, Safety and Quality occupations
(Livestock Inspector, HACCP/Export Readiness)
Veterinary and related occupations
Support to Rural Structures (e.g. Mentorships,
Corporate Governance, Business Management, etc )
Farm Equipment/Machinery Operator
Landscape Gardner NQF 3
Forklift Driver NQF 2
(please click on the learning
programme header to download the various application forms for Skills
Programmes, Graduate Placement and AET)
value of the Grant for both employed and unemployed learners is R192.00 per credit per learner.
Applications should preferably not exceed 25 learners and 24 credits
Education and Training (AET)
The value of the Grant is R4 500.00 per learner per level for numeracy and literacy.
accredited Service Providers shall conduct
placement assessment THROUGH IEB.
The value of the Grant is R47 700.00 (maximum of 12 months) for unemployed learners who
have completed their studies in a defined scarce skill in the Agri Sector and
who needs workplace exposure to improve their employment opportunities.
SUPPORT TO RURAL STRUCTURES
Training interventions in this category refer to
training not covered in the above-mentioned categories. It can include but is
not limited to support to Mentorships, non-credit bearing training to rural
communities like Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community Based
Organisations / Agricultural Co-operatives (CBOs / CBCs) and support to SMMEs.
There is no specific Grant value and application
form in this category. You are therefore advised to
submit a detailed proposal with a clear indication of unit costs for every
expense item in the proposal. Each proposal shall be evaluated on the value it
will add to the Sector and a Grant amount will be determined accordingly,
taking into account the amount applied for and AgriSETA’s limited financial
Due to high volume of applications
received in the past, special project applications are limited to R400 000.00 per proposal.
Proposals should not exceed 10 pages.
Commodity Organisations serving the Agricultural
Sector are invited to submit applications. There is no
specific form for Commodity Organizations.
The training interventions applied for, may
include the funding categories already mentioned in which instance the
applicable Grant values will apply.
The total value of applications per organization,
should preferably not exceed R500 000.00.